Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Dr. Kara French, Chair

Dr. Aston Gonzalez, Gradudate Program Director


Department Faculty and Staff

Visit the department’s webpage.


The Department of History offers a program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in history. The department’s objective is to develop a habit of inquiry enhancing students’ abilities to think critically and analytically, speak effectively and write coherently.

The history major examines times and cultures other than our own while fostering a sense of the interconnectedness of our world. Furthermore, it offers a perspective of the issues of our lives and times and their significance in a personal, ethical, global and multicultural framework. Finally, the discipline provides a foundation upon which we can build and strengthen those qualities which make us human.

The history curriculum is excellent preparation for careers that cross disciplinary lines and graduate programs such as history, law, library science, museology and international affairs. History graduates may teach as well as work in local, state and federal government, tourism, publications, advertising, insurance, consulting and numerous areas of business.

The History Department further administers the Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Anthropology Concentration  and Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration 

The History Department also offers a master’s degree in history, with concentrations in various fields within U.S. and world history.

Nabb Center, History Club

Students interested in more detailed information regarding either a major or a minor in history should contact the department. Students may not use courses to satisfy requirements both in the minor and in the major. All students are encouraged to use the rich resources of the Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, which enables intensive study in local history, family history, archaeology and folklore. The History Department sponsors an active history social club which undertakes educational trips to historic sites and takes part in numerous collegial activities on campus.


    Bachelor of ArtsMaster of ArtsUndergraduate Minors